Saturday, November 13, 2010

#99. Foxy Brown (1974)

DVD Synopsis: Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) has found her soul mate in an undercover narcotics investigator, but when he is brutally murdered, she swears vengeance against the crime ring responsible. Posing as a call girl to gain access to the ring's inner circle, Foxy discovers just how high the corruption extends, igniting a blistering war that takes her from the city streets to a remote drug laboratory to a breathtaking mid-air battle behind the controls of an airplane! But the most startling confrontations are yet to come, as she schemes to bring down her boyfriend's killers in ways they never could have imagined.

Foxy Brown was originally written as a sequel to the enormously popular Coffy (according to director Jack Hill, the original script was titled Burn, Coffy, Burn), that is until American International decided sequels weren’t making enough money. So, the script was re-written to introduce a new character named Foxy Brown, and despite a number of similarities to Coffy, Foxy Brown gave Pam Grier plenty of opportunities to broaden her range as an actress. For example, in Coffy, with her drug-addicted sister already in the hospital , Grier’s character is in revenge mode from the opening scene. In Foxy Brown, we’re first-hand witnesses to the event that sends Foxy over the edge, and spend some time with her before the shit hits the fan. Grier is convincing early on as a woman in love and tough as nails once the bullets start flying. In one scene, Foxy even holds a gun on her brother, Link (Antonio Fargas), who knows more about her boyfriend’s murder than he’s letting on. This confrontation is pretty powerful stuff, and Grier proves she’s equal to the challenge.

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